How Configuration Works

This Article Applies to:

  • Business Hub
  • Avast Business Cloud Console
  • Avast Business On-Premise Console

The main way you manage your devices is through policies, which are groups of security rules that determine how Avast Business Antivirus works on the endpoints. Any changes to a policy are applied to the devices and groups assigned to it.

The Avast Business Management Consoles include a default template that has already been set up with the suggested configuration. You can apply this template, or create your own by duplicating the default to customize it or by creating a new template altogether. The default template cannot be deleted until another policy has been created.

You can create policies by clicking + Policy on the Policies page within the Business Hub. You will then have a chance to name the policy before configuring your settings for the various components.

For cloud-based consoles, policies can only be updated within the Hub.

For more details on how to begin to configure your policies, see Component Overview.

Deleting Policies

Business Hub and Avast Business Cloud Console

  1. Navigate to the Policies page of the Business Hub
  2. Click the three dots next to the policy you would like to delete
  3. Click Delete Policy
  4. Click Delete this policy

Avast Business On-Premise Console

  1. On the Policies page, do one of the following:
    • Select the check box(es) of the policies you would like to delete
    • Click the More button beside a single policy you would like to delete
  2. Click Delete

If you have devices or sites tied to a policy you are deleting, you will be asked which policy you would like to apply to the devices or sites instead. A template can only be deleted when no devices or sites are assigned to it.

Duplicating Policies

You may wish to duplicate the settings of one policy to only change a few details for a different group of devices or specific sites.

Business Hub and Avast Business Cloud Console

  1. Navigate to the Policies page of the Business Hub
  2. Click the three dots next to the policy you would like to duplicate
  3. Click Duplicate
  4. Enter a name for the duplicated policy
  5. Click Duplicate

Avast Business On-Premise Console

  1. On the Policies page, click the More button beside the policy you would like to duplicate
  2. Click Duplicate
  3. Enter a name for the duplicated policy
  4. Click Duplicate

Editing Policies

Business Hub and Avast Business Cloud Console

  1. Navigate to the Policies page of the Business Hub
  2. Click the name of the policy you would like to edit
  3. Make your changes to the policy
  4. Click Save

Avast Business On-Premise Console

  1. On the Policies page, click the name of the policy you would like to edit
  2. Make your changes to the policy
  3. Click Apply Changes

Changing a Device's Assigned Policy

This process can only be performed on the standalone Avast Business On-Premise Console, as the Avast Business Cloud Console and Business Hub use a different process.

This process can also be completed via the Devices page. See Assigning Policies.

Avast Business On-Premise Console

  1. On the Policies page, click the Directly assigned to or the Policy used by column beside the policy you wish to replace
  2. On the Policy ▸ Assigned Groups and Devices page, click the check boxes of either entire groups or specific devices in the left and right panes. You can select a combination of groups and devices
  3. Click Change Policy
  4. Select one of your policies from the drop-down menu, or if you have selected a non-parent group you can choose to use the settings of its parent group
  5. Click Change Policy